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Hiking the Hardergrat Switzerland

Last summer, Janine and I posted a story about our experience on the Hardergrat (aka Brienzergrat). In German, a “grat” is a ridge, while Harder is just a name. However, in this case it is appropriate – …

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Chamonix to Zermatt Glacier Haute Route Hike

In 2003, we hiked the Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route, on trails, up and over countless passes, for a Backpacker Magazine feature. Ten years later, nothing much has changed, yet everything is changing. We’re still …

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The Hardergrat Interlaken Switzerland

The Hardergrat is a 24 kilometer long ridgeline from Interlaken, to Brienz, Switzerland. The trail literally stays right on the edge of the ridge, sometimes knife edge in places with the sides dropping away for over 1000 meters. It is considered a classic trail to do in a day.

Last week an article came out at National Geographic, The World’s 20 Best Hikes, as chosen by some leading figures in the Outdoor Industry. With our photo as the lead, I checked in for a …

Trail Running Pfunderer Höhenweg

The Pfunderer Höhenweg / Alta Via di Fundres Late in the fall of 2008, we found ourselves looking at one of the best ridgeline trails we had ever seen. We were trail running in the …

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Huayhuash Trek, Peru

It just kept coming into my head. “You can’t always get what you want…” Mick Jagger was along for the ride. For us, this was Peru’s Huayhuash Trek. We knew we were starting out on the …

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Mountain Hut Culture

Mountain Huts and the European Mountain Culture Undoubtedly, one of the greatest pleasures of living in the European mountains is the huts. Anyone that follows this site, or our Twitter feed, has seen a trend; …

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Hiding during Ferragosto

To me, the word “Ferragosto” makes me think of ringing cellphones, family squabbles and lots of dark, tanned skin being shown off on the decks of huts. Just what is this Ferragosto and why hidding …